Flagstaff station

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Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff train station.jpg
Location1 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Coordinates35°11′51″N 111°38′57″W / 35.1974°N 111.6491°W / 35.1974; -111.6491Coordinates: 35°11′51″N 111°38′57″W / 35.1974°N 111.6491°W / 35.1974; -111.6491
Owned byCity of Flagstaff
Line(s)BNSF Railway Seligman Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsMountain Line
Other information
Station codeFLG
History
Opened1926
Traffic
Passengers (2015)40,800[1]Increase 3.95%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Kingman Southwest Chief Winslow
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Chalender Main Line Winona
toward Chicago
Williams Main Line
Major stations
Winslow
toward Chicago
Flagstaff Santa Fe station
Architectural styleTudor Revival
Part ofRailroad Addition Historic District (#83002989[2])
Designated CPJanuary 18, 1983

Flagstaff is an Amtrak train station at 1 East Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The station, formerly an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, doubles as a visitor center and rental car pickup and is located in downtown Flagstaff. Northern Arizona University is located nearby, as are the Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered), Sunset Crater, the Walnut Canyon National Monument, ski resorts, and other attractions.

History[edit]

The old A&P depot

AT&SF built the depot in 1926. The station's elevation is 6,902 feet (2,104 m) above sea level. Adjacent is the 1886 solid-red sandstone freight depot originally built by the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.[3] Both the former Santa Fe Depot, and the Atlantic and Pacific Depot that it replaced are contributing properties to the Railroad Addition Historic District.[4]

Routes[edit]

  • Southwest Chief
  • Flagstaff Shuttle provides shuttle service between Flagstaff and any city in Arizona.
  • Mountain Line city bus service
  • Open Road Tours shuttle services to Phoenix, Camp Verde, Sedona, Oak Creek, Williams, and the Grand Canyon depart from the Amtrak station.
  • Flagstaff Shuttle and Charter provides custom time private shuttles from Amtrak to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Snowbowl Ski Area.
  • Greyhound operates intercity bus service from its nearby station

Some Greyhound and Open Road services may be booked through Amtrak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Arizona" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Bruner, Betsey (July 15, 2010). "Landscape holds remnants of Flagstaff's railroad past". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  4. ^ James Garrison; Jody Gebhardt; James Woodward (September 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Railroad Addition Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 14, 2016. Also includes 1986 boundary increase.

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